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China-United States : toward a respite ?

The covid-19 pandemic and the impacts of the virus mutation have heavily affected the world economy. But they have not been the only ones to constitute a threat. The tensions between the two biggest economic powers, the United States and China, to the point it has been said there was a new “cold war”, have worried and the questions we can rightfully ask about the intentions of the new American president are still there. His predecessor had wanted to affirm his desire for power. In his slogan “America first” there was both the priority given to the satisfaction of American ...

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François Mitterrand and the economy

At the end of this week, a ceremony in François Mitterrand honor will occur on the occasion of his death 25th birthday. Next May 10th, will be celebrated the 40th birthday of his election as French president. These events will provide the opportunity of a thought regarding his achievements. If his role in the French society transformation with the liberalization of audio and TV sectors and the abolition of death penalty and if his action in favor of France cultural influence and of European construction are not disputed, his economic policy has been most of the ...

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The 2021 challenges

When we remember the projections which were made a year ago about the world economy, we measure to which extent the art of forecasting is difficult. But that must not impeach us to look with lucidity at the problems the world and, of course, France will be confronted with next year and to try to assess what are at stakes. If the art of governing lies in to know how to forecast, in order to find the appropriate policies and to put them into practice with success, it is important to have an as sound as possible analysis of the ...

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The numbers and the pandemic

Numbers have invaded our life. They today are utilized to track the evolution of the pandemic. According to poll opinions, they give rhythm to political life to a point where ideas debate has largely let its place to comments about respective positions of one or another political leader in the opinion. They are at the origin of the whole economic thought, even when the concepts they measure have become obsolete and unsuitable to describe the world as it is or as it is changing. They sometimes guarantee our survival, as in a plane where the assessment of all the flying ...

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Le nouvel Etat-stratège

LE NOUVEL ETAT STRATEGELe dernier livre d'Alain Boublil, le nouvel Etat-statège (Editions de l'Archipel) est paru le 5 février 2014.

Le livre apporte les réponses de son auteur  à la question qui est, en France, au centre de tous les débats politiques: "Que peut-on attendre de l'Etat aujourd'hui ? " Et il formule plusieurs suggestions sur l'exercice du pouvoir tirées de son expérience passée auprès de François Mitterrand. Observateur de l'économie mondiale comme conseil des nombreuses grandes entreprises qui ont fait appel à lui, il trace un portrait de la France d'aujourd'hui bien moins pessimiste que ce que l'on entend parfois, à condition que chacun fasse preuve de lucidité sur ses propres comportements. 

Les exigences ont certes été exacerbées par la crise. Mais y faire face est de plus en plus difficile car l'écart s'est creusé entre les attentes de chacun et la réduction des marges de manoeuvres publiques du fait des règles internationales, de l'endettement et des contraintes environnementales.

En dix chapitres, Alain Boublil dresse un bilan sans complaisances, prend la mesure des possibilités et des limites de l'Etat et il ouvre des voies nouvelles pour l'action publique. Il évoque le sauvetage de l'euro, le fardeau de la dette et le ras-le-bol fiscal, l'Etat-patron de Colbert à Jean-Marie Messier, le retour du complexe vis-à-vis de l'Allemagne et les nouveaux outils de l'Etat-stratège dans la mondialisation face aux défis industriels, aux enjeux de la transition énergétique, à la "dictature du CO2" et à la révolution du gaz de schiste. Et il met en garde contre les dérives de l'Etat-spectacle, qui gènent l'efficacité de l'action publique et les facilités de l'Etat-guichet qui débouchent sur le clientélisme.

 

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